Seatricity - Wave Energy

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Our aim is to demonstrate that renewable energy doesn’t have to be an expensive, heavily subsidised replacement for fossil fuels. We anticipate that every megawatt of wave device capacity will cost less than £2.5 million for equipment and installation costs with an estimated life cycle of 20 years. This compares very favourably with wind turbine power generation where a standard offshore turbine will cost around 3 million per megawatt and has an operating efficiency (capacity factor) considerably less than that achieved by the Seatricity wave devices. The modular nature of our design enhances resilience and reduces the cost and complexity of maintenance.

  • If we adapt existing technologies and make them cheaper and readily available and improve efficiency we'll only be half way there. We don't know which solutions will work in the future, but we know that if we put our best minds behind it we'll discover what works. There is no direct correlation between the amount of money and what comes out but the likelihood of finding solutions faster goes up.

    President Obama
  • I think all of us believe that climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face. We need increased government research and private investment. We need to move to sources of energy that are even cheaper than the hydrocarbon energy we used today, must be clean and plentiful.

    Bill Gates
  • “Let’s just imagine for a moment what we would have to say to our grandchildren if we failed. We would have to say, it was all too difficult. They would reply, what was it that was so difficult when the earth was in peril? When the sea levels were rising in 2015, when crops were failing, when deserts were expanding, what was it that was so difficult?”

    David Cameron
  • “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is but a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that minute drop”

    Mother Teresa
  • “Catch a wave and you are sitting on top of the world”

    The Beach Boys
  • “If wave power offers hope to any country, then it must offer hope to the
    United Kingdom and Ireland”

    David MacKay
  • “There are huge challenges facing governments across the world today, and one of the most important of all is how we meet our growing energy demands in a way that protects our planet for our children and grandchildren”

    David Cameron
  • "If we could produce fresh water from salt water at a low cost, that would indeed be a great service to humanity, and would dwarf any other scientific accomplishment"

    President John F. Kennedy, 1962